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Photo: Duncan Riley
Photo: Duncan Riley

Part one of the 2016-17 multi-artist musical spectacular 'Afrikaans is Groot' produced by Coleske Artists was staged at Moreleta Park Church in Pretoria, South Africa, featuring some of the best Afrikaans performers in the country. The show will play at Cape Town’s Grandwest Arena in March 2017.
It featured another jaw-dropping lighting co-design by Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier and Chris Bolton of Keystone Productions.
Nearly 160 Robe moving lights – including the new Spiiders and Spikies - were included on the rig. The 12 brand new Spiiders came straight from customs clearance at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg to the venue, together with 12 Robe Squares, all part of a larger new Robe investment by leading South African rental company, MGG.
Robe BMFL Blades were chosen as the main profile fixture, 12 on the advanced truss for key lighting and specials with the rest upstage on the mother grid, together with six BMFL WashBeams which were upstage inside one of the circular trusses. Both designers love Robe’s signature high powered luminaire. "They are really special fixtures – I love them.” enthuses Chris.
24 Robe LEDWash 1200s were dotted around the various trusses to provide a base wash across the wide stage and set, with more on the advanced bar for audience illumination, plus another 24 x LEDWash 600s also concentrated on illuminating the audience.
It was the first time that both Chris and Josh had used Spiiders on a gig, and the 12 fixtures were located in a row just upstage of the pros arch. "They are absolutely mind-blowing,” declared Josh without any hesitation.

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Date : 17-02-2017


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